Monday, 16 November 2009


I eagerly awaited Healthy Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a Day , so was very disappointed to see that every recipe was calling for Vital Wheat Gluten. I was fairly certain that getting my hands on some would be a long and painful process.

However, the internet is a wonderful place and someone on Ravelry pointed me at a particular blog post where a fellow 'ex-pat-in-Switzerland' had the same difficulty. She solved it very simply- she bought some from her local baker. In the UK this might be quite difficult, as there are not many local bakers left. Happily, that is not the case here. The next village along has a bakery with shop right on the main street. In fact, you can watch the bakers at work as you go past. I dropped in today and they were most helpful. They didn't have any on the premises but are going to order some for me. Result :0)

ETA: I Had a phone call from the baker. He was speaking Swiss German, I was (wo)manfully plodding on with German. I think it is now on order. All 12kg of it. Yep, they can't get a smaller pack.


  1. Vital wheat gluten in the UK can be found at The Flour Bin. That's the only place we've scouted, but they're really reasonable to work with, and have great flour and more.

  2. Yeah - we just order it online - way easier than trying to find a baker worth visiting.

  3. thats awesome you were able to get them to order you some i love baking bread(i use to do it by hand but can;t anymore) so i let the bread machine do the work is still yummmy bread lol